LEHS Band Newsletter

Edition #5 (November 2 - 15, 2020)

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A Note from Mr. Felice

THANK YOU to all the parents that attended our Lobo Band BOO BOWL / PARENT NIGHT! I know our students greatly appreciated seeing so many people come out for this event. I know several parents have also mentioned they hope this becomes a tradition with our band. That is something that we will definitely consider doing. Please make sure you share any pictures from that night on our LE Band Facebook page.

Also, many of our LEHS students will begin recording for the 2020 6A All-Region Band this Saturday. A sign-up genius will be included in this newsletter for the students to sign-up for recording times. We are asking each student to sign-up for one time slot (15 minutes) on Saturday, November 7th, between 10am - 1 pm, then one time slot (15 minutes) on either the following Monday or Tuesday after school. It is important that these students use their school computer, along with a good quality USB Mic to get the very best recording possible. The band department has three very high quality USB microphones. Please be sure to bring your computer to school with you for these sessions. A specific URL code will be given to each child auditioning for the All-Region Band. They will use this code to access their individual recording website. Mr. Atkinson, Mr. Neal (Percussion), and myself will be sure they have instructions on how to make these recordings and submit them for the audition.

Here are the TMEA All-Region Audition dates:

6A Phase 1 - November 7-11, 2020 (virtual uploads)

6A Phase 2 & 9th Grade - December 5-9, 2020 (virtual uploads)

The following instruments DO NOT have to submit for Phase 1, only the Phase 2 Auditions:

Piccolo / Oboe / English Horn / Eb Clarinet / Bass Clarinet / Contra Bas Clarinet / Bassoon / Contra Bassoon / Tenor Sax / Baritone Sax / Bass Trombone

We are very proud of our band members, as they continue to work hard to make sure that every performance of the Lobo Band is better than the last. We look forward to seeing everyone at our next home football game on Nov. 6th!


November 3 - Band Placement Audition Music Released (Spring Semester)

November 3 - Marching Band Rehearsal (3:30-5:30 pm)

November 5 - Marching Band Rehearsal (3:30-5:30 pm)

November 6 - LEHS vs. Allen (Football Game)

November 7-11 - 6A Phase 1 Auditions (Virtual Uploads)

November 17 - Band Placement Auditions (5pm-8 pm)

LEHS vs. Allen (Football Game)

Friday, Nov. 6th, 6-9:30pm

1151 East Eldorado Parkway

Little Elm, TX

Report time for the LOBO BAND is 6:00 pm.

* Please be sure that all band members have transportation home planned before the game. Students are released from the stadium after home games.

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Please help me in congratulating ZESHAN FAROOQ for placing in the 2020 TMEA Region 24 All-Region Jazz Ensemble! Not only did Zeshan place in the top All-Region Jazz Ensemble (Jazz 1), Zeshan received 1st chair Trumpet and advanced to the Area round of auditions from October 31-November 4. Way to go, Zeshan, and good luck at Area!
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6A Phase 1 - All-Region Recording Sessions

Please use this link to sign up for TWO of the fifteen minute sessions, one on Saturday (11/7) and one on either Monday (11/9) or Tuesday (11/10) after school.

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Thanks to the Little Elm Band Boosters, EVERY BAND STUDENT at LEHS was given a one-year subscription to Smartmusic. Smartmusic is an online, interactive program that makes practice more enjoyable and fulfilling for band students. It provides a wealth of practice materials, accompaniment recordings, band recordings, etc..as well as a way for directors to provide greater feedback and performance assessment. Please be sure your child has accepted the invitation that was sent via school email and they complete the Smartmusic registration. They will enjoy having this practice resource!
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Volunteer Background Form

All parents need to complete a volunteer form for the new school year. This allows you to chaperone or volunteer any band event within the school year. This must be done for 2020-2021 after July 1st. Thank you!

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Please UPDATE Charms Accounts

All 2020-2021 Lobo Band students are now in CHARMS, with the exception of freshman. Please login to Charms and UPDATE ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION ASAP. This will ensure that everyone receives newsletters and other important information regarding the Lobo Band.

Go to charmsoffice.com

Enter as the login: LittleElmHSB

Password: Six-digit Student ID# (unless you have set-up another password)

*Please be sure to SAVE all new information in Charms.

Thank you!


Band Hall Phones

The band directors can be reached at the following extensions: (972) 947-9443

Frank Felice (ext. 25108)

Maxwell Atkinson (ext. 25110)

Matt Neal (ext. 25109)

Kristen Zotti (ext. 25109)